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Publishers Weekly Review
"Punky heroes, interplanetary action and unpredictable bouts of silliness characterize these hyperbolic color comics," wrote PW about the launch title Sardine in Outer Space by Emmanuel Guibert, illus. by Joann Sfar. Now, in Sardine in Outer Space 2, villainous Supermuscleman has a brainwashing machine that can control children. Can Sardine, Little Louie and Captain Yellow Shoulder stop him? (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved
School Library Journal Review
Gr 4-8-What would happen if you mixed up the Little Rascals with Pirates of the Caribbean, and shot them off into space? Hopefully, something nearly as delightful and entertaining as this title. Sardine is traveling the universe with her uncle, Captain Yellow Shoulder; her cousin Louis; plus a cast of random creatures that appear to make up their crew. Time and again, they find themselves facing off against their nemesis, Supermuscleman. Each of the 12 stories is a quirky and slightly irreverent adventure, with surreal turns and silly jokes that kids will love. Translated from the French, the book may surprise American adults with its slightly risque illustrations (the most glaring example is when Louis's outline can be seen in silhouette as he urinates), but children will just be highly amused by the gentle bawdy humor. Kids will particularly love the brightly colored illustrations, filled with fun details that will have them captivated for hours.-Dawn Rutherford, King County Library System, Bellevue, WA (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.
Sardine and the crew of the Huckleberry are back for more exciting adventures. Flesh-eating tattoos, a kidnapped princess the life of a space pirate is never quiet, especially when Supermuscleman and Doc Krok get up to mischief. With the usual sly humor and gleefully childlike sense of the absurd, Guibert and Sfar offer bizarre, memorable characters and a delightfully surreal story. A few small details may make grown-ups raise an eyebrow (Supermuscleman gets a tattoo on his bottom), but kids will love the art, the bright colors, and the nonsense.--Coleman, Tina Copyright 2007 Booklist
Kirkus Book Review
Doughty young Sardine and her cohorts continue to vanquish hilariously dopey Supermuscleman, mad scientist Doc Krok and other villains in nine more or less independent new adventures that range from helping out a crowd of cartoon characters angrily protesting because they're so lamely drawn ("Hey! You could at least draw me some pants!") to rescuing acres of stolen French fries and herds of wild "Burgeegies" in the mouthwatering kingdom of Yummy. Presented in colorful, crowded cartoon panels and well-endowed with both self-referential comments ("Comics are cool but we only get 10 pages per story . . . A movie's longer, so we'd have more time to kick Supermuscleman's butt") and characters with names like Emailia and Fetcher Bone, this expert mix of action, gross humor and clever side remarks will, despite the lack of a cohesive plot line, draw carloads of Captain Underpants graduates. (Graphic fantasy. 8-11) Copyright ©Kirkus Reviews, used with permission.